Historical records matching David Mackay
About David Mackay
David Mackay (born 25 July 1988) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted by the club at pick #48 in the 2006 National Draft.
Mackay came from Melbourne side, Oakleigh Chargers and appeared in the 2006 Victorian U/18 Metro side where he was inspirational in the grand final. He attended Trinity Grammar School, noted for producing star footballers including Wayne Schwass and Luke Power, and was House Captain of the school's Hindley House. Fellow 2006 draft pick Todd Goldstein was vice-captain of the same house.
After a 2007 ruined by a recurring hamstring injury, Mackay made his debut for Adelaide in round 1 of the 2008 AFL season, in a loss to the Western Bulldogs. He played 19 games for the season, missing only four, and kicked his first AFL goal in round 17 against Sydney. He again was a regular for the side in 2009, playing 20 matches, and by this early stage of his career was rated a vital part of the Crows' young midfield. He played 16 games in 2010.
In 2011, Mackay played only eight games due to a shoulder injury that kept him out of the side from rounds 2 to 14. He showed good form late in the season, however, impressing both with his offensive running and defensive pressure. He benefited from improved strength and durability the next season, playing 23 games and averaging 17 possessions and four tackles per game, while spending some time as a running defender. Mackay struggled for consistency in 2013 although he still showed glimpses of his best football.
Mackay was more consistent in 2014, playing 19 games and averaging 18 disposals. He also kicked 11 goals for the year, a personal best.